Why is it that the face of World War II has appeared in print or film so often, but very seldom the back, the larger part? Could Hitleras rise and fall be seen in India? The reader will find controversial answers in this backside story of WWII from a remote, spectacular Himalayan region. Chander, a U.S.-educated journalist, writes his memoirs at the request of his American wife, Kristi. The memoirs, which remained unpublished for decades due to the young coupleas accidental death, reveal that Chander as a young boy lived with his mother in a Himalayan village, while his father was fighting in WWII. Chander recounts dramatic experiences of local WWII soldiers and civilians from 1941 to 1948. The experiences are juxtaposed with his hometownas Rama Lila, a famous folk play of the Ramayana epic, where Prince Rama fights the terrorist-chief Ravana. Jagriti, a girl in Chanderas village, introduces and, though forbidden, enacts parts of the play with him. Inspired by her, he watches the ten-night Rama Lila every year, while experiencing waras reactions and other emotionally charged actions, from humorous to terroristic, in his Hindu village, Christian school, and Hindu-Christian-Muslim town.Then Shastri ji asked a student in Hindi, aHow many adhyayas Tulsidas wrote in the Ramayana?a The student couldna#39;t answer and said, aI dona#39;t know, Sir.a Then he asked another student the same question. This student said, aI am not sure, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Second Highest World War|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2002|